Red Velvet with Cheesecake filling :)

Hello lovelies!

Today I was in a baking mood and decided to bake what I have been craving for the longest time…

Red Velvet Cake 🙂 Except instead of the classic cake, I tried to copy the one they have at Cheesecake Factory. It has a layer of cheesecake in it. I know, it probably has like a million calories.

Oh well, we all can splurge every once in a while as long as we don’t eat the whole cake. Just one slice, small slice. I promise.

It turned out beautifully! (and did I mention DELICIOUS?)

If you would like the recipe, head on over to 17 and baking, she has the recipe and pictures.

Speaking of calories, I am excited to say that I have lost 7 pounds total so far! Yay me!! 20 more to go and I will be where I want to be.

What a way to end a post about a decadent dessert. Oops, hehe.

Love and kisses,

Miss M

Kate Middelton- Royally fashionable

Hello amazing people!

Kate Middleton has the most amazing fashion style of anyone! I love her outfits, they are so royal, preppy, conservative, and sexy all in one!

She definitely inspires my fashion choices. Check it out!

Love it!!!!!!

Love and kisses,

Miss M

Mini ELF Haul + surprise in the mail

Hello there lovely people!

I was at Target yesterday and decided to pick up a bunch of ELF products. They have a new baked collection out which is pretty cool, and I was also just running low on concealer and bronzer and needed brushes!

I ended up buying the 11 piece brush set, a couple of their studio brushes, some of their baked bronzers, and a bunch of different concealers! I am in the market for a new concealer and I always try out drugstore brands and find that they are as good, or even better than higher end concealers. I feel that ELF has really stepped it up and their products are quality!

On another note, I recieved a package in the mail from Loreal. I did a few surveys with them and they were so kind to send me a thank you package! I was speechless. I’m very impressed with the company. And the gift wasn’t little sample size products, it was full size and quality!

Here is the products.

I have never tried anything from Kiehl’s, but am excited to try this wash!

A new mascara. I love the double ended mascaras! Yay!!:)

A collagen filler serum. Excited to try this and see results!!

Lancome lipstick. Such cute packaging!

Coral red color. I don’t own a coral yet, so this is perfect!

A swatch. Looks so moisturizing and glossy!

A gorgeous eye shadow palette from Lancome in “Petal Pusher”. I have been trying to get my hands on this forever!!!

I just want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful people at Loreal and I want to wish you all a lovely night!

Love and kisses,

Miss M

Start of my healthy lifestyle journey

Hi there lovely people!

I am excited to share with you that I have started making huge changes in my life. I have been trying to change my lifestyle for the better. The main changes I am making are health and fitness changes.

I have a goal to lose 20 pounds by the end of summer, and I know that it sounds like a lot, or is unheealthy for such a short amount of time, but I am so determined and just EXCITED to live a healthier and more active life.

I have slowly been making changes in my diet. Let me make one thing clear, this is not a diet, this is a lifestyle change! I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that healthy eating is sooooooo impportant!!!!!

I used to have this belief that the amount you eat is more important than the quality of the food you eat. Boy was I wroooong. I have been stuck on the same weight on the scale for over a year. I used to think that something was wrong with me because no matter what I did or ate, the scale DID NOT BUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This brought so much frustration and anger and it caused me to give up after a week of working out or dieting. I realized that losing weight will only happen with commitment, and long term changes, which is why diets DO NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So the first thing I did was download a calorie counter on my phone. This has helped me realize how much I eat and how I need to make smarter choices in what I eat. I began doing things that I have never done, like eating breakfast and drinking 8 cups of water every day.

Starting the day off with breakfast is the most important part of the day! Once you start the day right, the rest of the day will surely follow the same way.

Another thing is that I have started to workout consistently. I started this Monday, and upon weighing myself, I am 2 pounds lighter and counting!!!!! When I saw that scale, I freaked out. Two pounds might seem like nothing, but to me it is a HUGE victory.

I will NOT give up this time. Eating healthier and being more active has given me more energy and more happiness. I am excited to continue this journey and live a healthier life.

Do you have any smart tips on healthy eating or working out that I could use? I would love to hear them!!!

Love and kisses,

Miss M

Staying cool

Hello Lovelies!!!

Today was a nice warm day, but not warm enough that I couldnt wear a scarf! I love wearing loose clothing because it just cools you down and doesn’t give you the tight clothing sticky and uncomfortable feeling.

 

I hope you all are enjoying the summer and staying cool! 🙂

Love and kisses,

Miss M